You have to understand I keep harping on the “ideologues” theme because it fits. Their rules are their rules unless they don’t work, in which case they aren’t their rules anymore. It is all about being unethical and amoral as long as “the end justifies the means.”
A perfect example is how government rules in favor of the ideologues- like in gay marriage or sanctuary cities or something similar and we all hear the screams “It’s the law, you must obey!” But when the government rules against them, they feel obligated and justified to simply refuse to comply like some dangerously violent child.
Tucker Carlson keeps bringing up this hypocrisy to his liberal guests and most simply ignore him or complain he is being unfair.
“We live in a society based on the expectation that good people will follow rules and those who don’t will be punished,” he said, noting that the rule of law is not some fantasy idea that Superman upholds.“Undermine it, and at some point civilization starts to fall apart,” Carlson said, pointing to examples of how the rule of law allows Americans to have secure bank accounts and to take medicine without fear of being poisoned.
He believes Democrats like DuBois may soon reap what they are sowing by playing this “dangerous game.”
“How long before the other side responds in kind on behalf of their preferred causes?” Carlson asked.
What if Republican officials stopped upholding federal gun laws because they disagreed with the policies or if a Republican governor refused to send police to protect an abortion clinic under attack, Carlson said in giving examples.
“What would happen if Republicans started acting like Democrats and behaving like laws don’t matter?” he concluded. “The country wouldn’t last long.”
Daniel Greenfield wrote an article about this “civil war” between the Left, which found itself out of power in an extreme manner, and the rest of us.
A civil war has begun.
This civil war is very different than the last one. There are no cannons or cavalry charges. The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule. Political conflicts become civil wars when one side refuses to accept the existing authority. The left has rejected all forms of authority that it doesn’t control.
The left has rejected the outcome of the last two presidential elections won by Republicans. It has rejected the judicial authority of the Supreme Court when it decisions don’t accord with its agenda. It rejects the legislative authority of Congress when it is not dominated by the left.
It rejected the Constitution so long ago that it hardly bears mentioning.
It was for total unilateral executive authority under Obama. And now it’s for states unilaterally deciding what laws they will follow. (As long as that involves defying immigration laws under Trump, not following them under Obama.) It was for the sacrosanct authority of the Senate when it held the majority. Then it decried the Senate as an outmoded institution when the Republicans took it over.
It was for Obama defying the orders of Federal judges, no matter how well grounded in existing law, and it is for Federal judges overriding any order by Trump on any grounds whatsoever. It was for Obama penalizing whistleblowers, but now undermining the government from within has become “patriotic”.
There is no form of legal authority that the left accepts as a permanent institution. It only utilizes forms of authority selectively when it controls them. But when government officials refuse the orders of the duly elected government because their allegiance is to an ideology whose agenda is in conflict with the President and Congress, that’s not activism, protest, politics or civil disobedience; it’s treason.
After losing Congress, the left consolidated its authority in the White House. After losing the White House, the left shifted its center of authority to Federal judges and unelected government officials. Each defeat led the radicalized Democrats to relocate from more democratic to less democratic institutions.
This isn’t just hypocrisy. That’s a common political sin. Hypocrites maneuver within the system. The left has no allegiance to the system. It accepts no laws other than those dictated by its ideology.
Democrats have become radicalized by the left. This doesn’t just mean that they pursue all sorts of bad policies. It means that their first and foremost allegiance is to an ideology, not the Constitution, not our country or our system of government. All of those are only to be used as vehicles for their ideology.
That’s why compromise has become impossible.
He’s right. It’s the Frog and the Scorpion fable. They are who they are and they will sting us if we try to help them.
Of course Queen scorpion, Hillary, has emerged to lead this charge saying “Resist. Insist. Persist. Enlist.”
Resist what? The rule of law you don’t agree with? Insist on what? The truth? I’m thinking she doesn’t want to go down that gun running to Islamic rebels road, if you get what I mean! Persist? Over which issue? Making people follow the rule of law? And of course, enlist who- other freshmen from Wellesley or some more anarchists to beat peaceful protestors?
If you remember, she was the one that INSISTED Trump follow her rule of law when she was elected, but now…
“The end justifies the means.”
As democrats in areas strongly democratic resist the law, we are headed for a crash and burn moment. Which was and continues to be the goal of the communists in Russia and within our own nation.
A blog called Christian Mercenary (something we may see again if the Islamic war keeps up!) has a good point.
All of this begs the question: What laws will you openly disobey?
We are being shown, by political leaders across the nation, heads of their state, that it is perfectly acceptable to refuse to obey laws with which one disagrees. It is a showdown that will either result in the arrest and trial for treason of these leaders, or it will signal to everyone that this is perfectly reasonable behavior to pick and choose which federal laws will be obeyed and which can be shrugged off.
Now, I know it doesn’t work the same way for us lowly citizens, but isn’t that the mark of a failed nation? Where political leaders can flout and violate any law without fear of reprisal? Does this not make us a “banana republic” and therefore subject to open rebellion? It is when the people are oppressed by unjust laws, wrongly imprisoned for crimes only selectively prosecuted that open rebellion is justified. That is a founding principle of this nation, supported and encouraged by those same founders.
Let us start in the towns and cities and disregard the National Firearms Act, trample and run amok in the National Forests and National Parks across the West. If they will not arrest these few, how can they arrest the many? Is it not, then, a reasonable defense to declare inequality before the law? But, who will go to jail first? That is the real question is it not? Are we not capable of raising funds for a legal defense fund for just such willing participants? Do we not have the legal resources equal to that of a city or a state that declare their willingness to take these issues to trial?
Where do we decide to put up a resistance? It is going to cost some of us our lives. Is that not yet clear? I don’t know what bail is for ripping up National Park Service tickets for trespassing, or rule violations, but is it that onerous? Do they put you in Park Jail? Are you held along with criminal cows, who have eaten of the sacred federal grass?
If there be lawlessness, what reason do any of us have for obedience?
Which is why Trump as to punish someone here. The DOJ has to file charges and get convictions of just not the little minion, but his political boss.
Then Rand Paul and the others need to reign in the NSA types by making surveillance and unmasking violations criminal. If not, well, why follow their laws, right?